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Rosa, a glamorous woman, is obsessed with exacting a brutal revenge on her only daughter Maria. Maria is a successful model and film star who has recently become engaged to one of her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Chantal Contouri ...
Rosa Cassini
Ben King / Carlo
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ...
Maria Cassini
Janelle Owen ...
Young Rosa / Young Maria
David Baldwin ...
Brian Keg ...
Angelo Torissi ...
Rosa's Father


Rosa, a glamorous woman, is obsessed with exacting a brutal revenge on her only daughter Maria. Maria is a successful model and film star who has recently become engaged to one of her co-stars. After reluctantly accepting Rosa's invitation to spend the weekend with her, the couple soon discover Rosa's true intentions and an emotional and bitter confrontation ensues. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

22 February 1996 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Secrets  »

Box Office


AUD 2,800,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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Not a bad thriller, with disturbing elements, but not spectacular either
17 January 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Offspring plays off as a sort of pumped up version of many of the seventy soapies. It is indeed a thriller, the underlying motivations and reasons from the villianess revealed near it's finale. Hot looking daughter, Gaabrielle Fitzpatrick, is not a happy girl, especially at the request of her long lost stepmother/villainess, Rosa (Contouri, great here). She arrives at her estate with her co-star fiancé (Robert Mammone). We even see Chantal totally naked in one scene by the pool. Chantal even got Mammone's character's agent to call him. Driven by so much vengeful desire, Chantal's intent on these two not leaving her estate alive. We go back in Fitzpatrick's past, describing her stepmother as the devil, which I truly believed, when the shocking truth about Rosa became apparent. She's real a nasty pasty, a manipulator, at one stage turning the boyfriend against the stepdaughter, making her out as some sort of cook, where I think her character had a mental history too. We see some flashbacks of the daughter as a teen asked to do some weirdo stuff with her father and Rosa. There's way too much rambling dialogue, mostly concerning Fitzpatrick's past, which some of it so unbelievable, I had to cover my mouth to suppress my amusement. I even got the feeling Fitzpatrick, didn't believe some of it either at times. Yet still, I found this enjoyable as I did Chantal and the delicious Fitzpatrick.

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